Shanachie Records
Folk, Folk-Rock, Central European Traditions, German, Psychedelic, British Folk, British Folk-Rock

Album Review

The third Steeleye Span album, Ten Man Mop opens with possibly the most beautifully sung number of their entire history, "Gower Wassail," which also makes a very strong case for the use of electric guitars in a traditional folk setting. "Paddy Clancy's Jig/Four Nights Drunk" was the group's first great electric adaptation of traditional dance, None of the rest is quite that good, highlighted by Maddy Prior's haunting performance on "When I Was on Horseback" (although the song drones on a little too long at six-and-a-half minutes), the delightful "Marrowbones," the riveting "Stewball," and the rousing reels "Dowd's Favourite," "£10 Float," and "The Morning Dew."
Bruce Eder, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Gower Wassail
  2. Jigs: Paddy Clancey's Jig/Willie Clancy's Fancy
  3. Four Nights Drunk
  4. When I Was on Horseback
  5. Marrowbones
  6. Captain Coulston
  7. Reels: Dowd's Favourite/£10 Float/The Morning Dew
  8. Wee Weaver
  9. Skewball
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